A has 3 sweets, B has 4 sweets, C has 5 sweets. Is it correct if I say: "A has fewer sweets" [closed]

A has 3 sweets, B has 4 sweets, C has 5 sweets. Is it correct if I say: "A has fewer sweets" or it must be "A has the least number of sweets"? I generally mean: are "fewer" and "more" used in group of more than 2 objects this way correctly?

• Why wouldn't you want to use "fewest" in this context? Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 12:34
• You might want to look at "countable nouns", too.
– Pam
Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 14:05
• so what is the most natural way to express what I mean above? Commented Apr 18, 2018 at 1:41
• The problem is it is unclear what you want to say. Do you want to say that A has fewer sweets than either B or C? Do you want to say that A has the fewest sweets in the group? Do you want to say that A has almost as many sweets as B? Are you asking if a comparative adjective can be used with more than two nouns? Yes, it can if you specify as I did previously. It's impossible to answer your request w/o knowing what you want to say. Commented Apr 18, 2018 at 7:35
• Would you like to know if the phrase is grammatical? Yes, it is. Commented Apr 18, 2018 at 7:36

Then it would be correct to say that A has less milk than B. Even though you are counting `cups`, the actual thing you are counting is the amount of milk that each has.